Questions about SMBs/other boots + arthritis
I have a mare with arthritis. It is manageable, easily, she gets her Legend shot every few months, and is on a joint supplement, and does wonderfully. She doesn't have any lameness issues.
I was just wondering, would it be a good idea to put some sort of shock-absorbing boot on her for general riding? She does fine, is never sore after rides, but I'm wondering if doing this would prolong her ability to be ridden by putting less stress on her joints.
I know that boots like SMBs are not generally recommended for flat work, but has anyone ever done this for this reason? Is there something better for this purpose? Is it better not to worry about it if she rides fine and has no lameness?
Thanks in advance! :]